Gloc-9 defends self from bashers after performing at Binay rally
Rapper Gloc-9 has responded to netizens criticizing him for performing at Vice President Jejomar Binay’s campaign rallies.
Gloc-9, who is known for composing songs touching on social issues, posted his statement on his Facebook page after people responded when he was seen performing songs at the proclamation rally of Binay’s dauther, Abby, who is running for Makati mayor.
He received flak for what he did, with some fans asking him why he chose Binay, who is accused of corruption. Others said he had failed them, especially since they idolized him because of his songs. Several mentioned his song “Upuan,” which tackles greed and the insensitivity of those in power.
Gloc-9 said his management asked him not to speak on the issue but he could no longer stay silent.
The rapper said that he respects the views of other people even if their words are hurtful.
“Paumanhin po kung hindi nasunod ang gusto ninyo at mawalang galang na din po sa mga nag sasabing hindi pwedeng TRABAHO LANG ITO dahil ITO LAMANG NAMAN PO ANG TRABAHO KO,” he said, adding that he worked hard for two decades to earn a living in the music industry.
(I apologize if I am not able to please you and to those who say that what I did can’t be just work, because this is what I do for a living.)
“Ako ay kumakanta sa entablado ng ibat ibang kandidato marahil ay hindi nyo lang gusto ang isang entabladong sinampahan ko,” Gloc-9 said. “Katulad ng lahat may kanya kanyang dungis na ibinabato sa bawat isa sa kanila gayon paman i wish all the candidates good luck sa darating na elections at naway ang mapipili ay tunay na mag sisilbi at tamang mamumuno sa bayan natin.”
(I have performed for different candidates and I guess you just don’t like one of the candidates I performed for. Candidates are like everyone else accused of various things but I wish all of them good luck in the coming elections. I hope the one who wins will truly serve and lead the nation.)
Gloc-9 said that if his critics are proven right, he would like to apologize not to them but to his children.
“Dahil higit sa aking pagiging manunulat ng awitin, higit sa aking pagiging ehemplo at higit sa aking pagiging mamamayan ako po ay isang Ama. Hihingi ako ng tawad sa aking mga anak dahil naniniwala ako na sa kanila lamang ako may pananagutan,” he said.
(Because more than being a composer of songs, more than being a role model and a citizen, I am a father. I would ask for forgiveness from my children because I believe that I am accountable only to them.) CDG
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